‘It breaks my heart:’ COVID-19, crime reshape Seattle and leave vacant downtown buildings | KOMO

SEATTLE (KOMO) — On the ground and in the streets there is a different feel. Businesses sit boarded up. For lease signs dot windows. The COVID-19 pandemic, along with crime, is reshaping the city. Janice Connelly has lived here since she was 15. She said she hardly recognizes her adopted home anymore. “It was vibrant,” Connelly said. “It was busy but now it’s eerie. Nothing is left. It saddens me. It breaks my heart. ” Shops that are still open, like Simple Life Clothing, are still struggling.
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